Cole and Sav

Cole & Sav: Our Surprising Love Story 

There’s not many YouTubers that I consistently follow due to time management, but this sweet couple is one of them! They put out family-oriented videos a couple of times a week, and in this book, they give more details about how the met and their stories.

I first heard of Cole LaBrant when watching he and his mom on The Amazing Race a couple of years ago when they had a season of just YouTuber and social media influencers racing.  I didn’t look him up or follow him after that, just occasionally coming across a video of his.  I hadn’t heard of Savannah or her daughter at all.  Then, my favorite YouTubers, Jess and Gabriel Conte, mentioned how excited they were for Cole and Savannah, who had just announced that they were pregnant.  I immediately clicked over to watch their announcement video and cried at how sweet it was.  I was hooked after that! When they mentioned earlier this year in one of their videos that they were coming out with a book, I looked it up to see if I could get an advance copy.

I read it almost in one sitting! Cole and Sav’s way of storytelling made it seem as if they were just chatting with you over coffee about how they met.  It was an easy read, but a cute and inspiring one.  They really talked about how important their faith in God was to them, which I appreciated, and I thought the details of how they met were just miraculous! You can see God’s hand all over their story.  My only complaint would be that Cole would write about something, and then it would switch to Savannah’s perspective and basically repeat the same story, and vice versa throughout the book, which made it seem like it could have been half as long.  On the other hand, I also enjoyed seeing both of their perspectives and what they thought of each other, so I didn’t mind the repeat so much–it obviously didn’t deter me from reading it, and I didn’t find myself skipping through parts of the book either.

Anyway, I thought this was a really precious and inspiring story about God bringing two people together and redeeming their pasts and finding love.  I would definitely recommend it for anyone that wants to know more of the behind-the-scenes about this sweet couple!

I also just want to say congratulations to Cole and Savannah for writing a book together in the midst of doing YouTube and creating a family! I know they must have a lot on their plates, but I’m thankful that they shared their testimonies with us, because they truly are encouraging.

Thank you to Net Galley for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review.  All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.

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xo,

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Redeeming Love

Perhaps one of the most-loved pieces of Christian fiction, especially of the romance genre, Redeeming Love has been recommended to me over and over again.  I finally read it last month and wanted to share my thoughts with you all!

The story is a loose parallel to the biblical account of Hosea, except it is set during the California gold rush in the 1840-50s.  This fictional account gives a personal look at how God is faithful to us, time and again, no matter how often we leave Him or how far we run.  Its power and timelessness lies in the emotional impact of the story and how relatable the characters’ feelings are.  Its draw and effect were not lost on me; I sat down and read the whole novel in one afternoon (quite the feat since it’s around 450 pages).  I, without hesitation, join the line of women recommending this book.  It does have some mature themes and scenes, so I’d limit it to mature teenagers and up, but the message of God’s love, faithfulness, and pursuit is so relevant to all of us.

I’ve had this book sitting on the bookshelves for years, so the only incentive in writing this review was to share the story with you all! If you do end up buying it through the link above, there’s two things you’d ought to know: 1) I’d love to know your thoughts on the story, so please comment them on this post! and 2) I will receive a small percentage from your purchase of the book, but it doesn’t increase your price at all, just helps to support me.

xo,

love first, love well, love anyway-4

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